Finally got a Camera!!

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Krafty, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. Krafty

    Krafty LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from St. Louis MO
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    Finally get some pics up of how my summer has been!

    First is a retaining wall we have been working on.

    Top of it will get covered in pavers, fire pit, columns and fence. Not all equipment pics but shows a little of what we do.

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  2. Krafty

    Krafty LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from St. Louis MO
    Posts: 711

    Here are a few pics of a grading job we did. Was at a local highschool. Drain was clogged up and covered with ivy. Scraped all of crap out and re swaled it to drain better. Sorry no before pics.

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  3. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    That is a big retaining wall definatly a lot of work, what is the engineering requirments on a wall that tall.
     
  4. Bobcat'nSTL

    Bobcat'nSTL LawnSite Member
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    Hey your work looks really nice. I saw that rc30 out at Nu Way on Saturday when we were picking up a t190 witch turned out to have a dead battery :hammerhead: so it was an interesting day of jumping it and then we put a new battery in it for Sunday and it started right up every time luckily my dad owns an auto repair shop.

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  5. Krafty

    Krafty LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from St. Louis MO
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    In our area anything over 6' must be engineered. It was speced at 8' grid lengths every other corse, backfilled with 1" drainage aggrate. That is pretty standard around here for just about any wall over 6' unless you have some odd circumstances.
     
  6. Krafty

    Krafty LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from St. Louis MO
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    Ya thanks. Good luck with Nu-Way they are real hit and miss. Some time they are great and other days........
     
  7. AEL

    AEL LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Looks good krafty, looking forward to some more.
     
  8. ARP

    ARP LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Nice work Krafty! That wall looks great!
     
  9. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    Our regs state anything over 4 feet needs to be engineered we wouldn't beable to build a hand stacked wall that tall it would have to be bigger block or two walls stepped back. We would also need a hand rail on top because it is over 4 feet tall.

    Anyhow the wall looks good lots of work I have done block walls it is back breaking physical labour.

    The homeowners should be happy they have a patio area now.
     
  10. 93turbo

    93turbo LawnSite Senior Member
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    Looking good there nice wall
     

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